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Out Of Area Registrations

New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

When your application is considered we will:

  • ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to decide whether to register you this way;
  • ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (eg, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend).

If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way.

If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England

Please read the attached documents for further information.

docOut Of Area Registration - Information Leaflet

docOut Of Area Registration - Pre Screening Questionnaire

 
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